Dr. Ramona Bălc
Ramona Bălc PhD
No. 42. Treboniu Laurean Street, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
No. 30 Fantanele Street, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Micropaleontology, Biostratigraphy, Paleoecological
reconstructions, Soil science
+40 744 794432
PhD: Babes-Bolyai University, Geology, 2007
B.S.: Babes-Bolyai University, Geology-Geography, 2001
Current research is focused in the field of micropaleontology (calcareous nannoplankton) in
order to provide the age of the sediments and the paleoecological conditions in which these
sediments were deposited, contributing to the local, regional and global correlations. It is well
known that the calcareous nannoplankton is a very useful tool in sediments dating, beginning
with Triassic until recent, due to their good preservation, widespread distribution and a very
large number of specimens. Moreover, this group can be correlated with some other fossils
groups (foraminifera, bivalves, fish fauna, marine vertebrates) bringing together much clearer
evidence of the earth’s geological past.
1. Chan, S.A., Bălc, R., Humphrey, J.D., Amao, A.O., Kaminski, M.A., Alzayer, Y., Duque, F.
2022. Changes in paleoenvironmental conditions during the Late Jurassic of the western
Neo-Tethys: Calcareous nannofossils and Geochemistry. Marine Micropaleontology, 173,
2. Trif, N., Arghiuș, V., Seitz, J.C., Codrea, V.A., Bălc, R., Bindiu-Haitonic, R. 2021. Integrated
palaeontological investigation of a new mid-late Bartonian fish fauna from Călata area,
Transylvanian Basin, Romania. Historical Biology, 34 (9), 1788-1816; https://doi.org/
3. Bindiu-Haitonic, R., Bălc, R., Kövecsi, S-A., Pleș, G., Silye, L. 2021. In the shadow of giants:
calcareous nannoplankton and smaller benthic foraminifera from an Eocene nummulitic
accumulation (Transylvanian Basin, Romania). Marine Micropaleontology, 165, 101988.
4. Bălc, R., Roba, C., Roșian, G., Costin, D., Horvath, C., Zglobiu, O.A., Chirtoș, D. 2020.
Changes in the physico-chemical properties of topsoil in a landslide-affected area (western
part of the Transylvanian Basin, Romania). Geological Quarterly, 64 (4), 931-941.
5. Kallanxhi, M-E, Bălc, R., Ćorić, S., Székely, S-F., Filipescu, S. 2018. The Rupelian – Chattian
transition in the north-western Transylvanian Basin (Romania) revealed by calcareous
nannofossils: implications for biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.
Geologica Carpathica, 69 (3), 264-282.
Full Publication List
1. Soil science
1. Assessment of soil quality and soil protection